Rushe, Carrick


Rushe, Carrick

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Rush/Coghlin, Carrick, Co. Westmeath

Griffith Valuation 1854,Barony of Kilkenny West,Parish of Noughaval,Union of Ballymahon,Townland of Carrick, Co. Westmeath.Tenant was Thomas Rush, The Landlord was William Chapman.

1864 John Rush took over as tenant from Thomas Rush.  John had married Margaret Dunican in 1860.They had two daughters Mary born in 1860 and Margaret 1864. His wife died in 1864 and he in 1892.  They are interred in Noughaval cemetery.  On Johns death in 1892 James Coghlan, their son in law who had married Mary became the registered owner. Their daughter Margaret married Francis McLoughlin, Coolvin.

1901 Census

James Coghlan aged 44, was a farmer. He was born in Brackagh Lodge, The Pigeons. His father was Daniel Coghlan and his mother was Elizabeth Moran. His wife Mary Coghlan (nee Rush) was 39.  Their son Joseph was 10, John was 7, Patrick was 6, and Daniel was 5. Their daughter Mary was 8, Elizabeth 2, and Margaret 9 months.

1911 Census

James was 55 and Mary was 49. They were 20yrs married at this time. He died in 1928 and she in 1923. They are both interred in Noughaval Cemetry possibly in her parent’s grave, but their names are not recorded on the headstone. On this census they record a son Matt. This was possibly another name for their son Patrick who was 6 on the previous census. He later immigrated to America, where he married and had family. Census records show that they had 7 children born and 7 still living. Their 17 year old son John is recorded as staying with his aunt Margaret Mc Loughlin in Coolvin  at this census  time. He worked on her farm in Coolvin following the death of her husband. He later lived in Auburn Tce. in Athlone with his sister Margaret. He died 1941 and is interred in Cornamagh cemetery.  There is no headstone erected.Their son Joseph is not recorded but it is known he joined the Marist or Columbian brothers and was called Brother Celsus. He is believed to have died young.Daniel was 14 on this census and he later inherited the farm.  He married Agnes Coughlan Walderstown(no known relation) and lived and farmed here until his sudden death from a heart attack in 1965. He is buried with his brother John in Cornamagh.Daughter Elizabeth joined the Mercy sisters and was known as Sr Celsius and lived in the convent in Galway. She died 1979/1980 and is interred in the cemetery there. She would frequently take the bus from Galway to Athlone to visit Dan and Agnes and their nephews Larry and Frankie.

 Margaret the youngest was 10 on this census. She was known as Peggy and she became a district nurse. She lived in Auburn Tce.  and is known to have married Michael O Brien an accountant  from Athlone late in life. They had no family and she died in 1953.There is no mention of their daughter Mary/Cissy in this census . She married a Thomas Gill from Coosan and died in her 60s /70s of a heart attack.   She is interred in the Gill family plot in Cornamagh.



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